The purpose of this Association of Car Enthusiasts (ACE) website is to provide a platform where all vehicle based legislative issues can be readily accessed and to provide a rallying point for all interested parties. In the past it has been an uphill struggle to get the information out to all the clubs, forums and magazines in a short and concise form when you really need to know the background to the issues to understand the fully implications. Hopefully the information provided here will provide the necessary history and go some way to explain possible implications of legislation as it arises.
The ACE came into being in late 2004 in response to a consultation document issued by the DVLA which raised doubts over the future of modified cars and also over the rebuilding of classic cars. Many of the issues had already been addressed by the reply issued joint by the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) and the National Association of Street Clubs (NASC) :-
However the results of the consultation meant that the threat still lay in the background and a proactive organisation was needed to represent the views of ALL car modifiers and enthusiasts. It also needed to keep an eye on all proposed legislation that could affect the use of modified or classic cars in general. ACE currently has a voice on the DVLA consultation list and is currently looking at being represented on the VOSA list.
You may of come here after seeing posts on other websites and forum, you’re probably looking for facts and good advice. Use the site to find out the facts, but if all else fails contact us.
Latest News article from ACE
A fresh document from the FBHVC shows they still share the same worries as ACE regarding the overly strict EU proposal for Historic definition. It is an excellent document, well researched and with real world examples that go a long way to explain our shared concerns.